My Pregnancy Week 16

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Pregnancy Week 16

Your baby continues to be busy, growing and developing inside of you. He's now about the size of an avocado, measuring approximately four and a half inches and weighing roughly three ounces. If you are having multiples, each twin is about 4 inches, and 120 grams. His heart is now pumping 25 quarts of blood every day, and his bladder is emptying every 45 minutes.

Her limbs are even more developed and her movements have become increasingly coordinated. She doesn't have any hair yet, but the patterning of her scalp has begun.

What's in the future for your little one? A growth spurt is just around the corner! In the coming weeks, he will double his weight and add inches to his frame. His fingernails are growing, and don’t be surprised if you have to cut them right after birth!


What do you think?

My Pregnancy Week 16

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  1. Michelle says:

    I am currently 14wks & 3 days with baby #2. I am 33 and my 1st child is about to be 16yrs old. I am lucky enough not to experience any morning sickness, but I didn’t have any when I had my 1st!

    However, I am currently obese and diabetic… with that said, I feel like I am further along in my pregnancy than I am being told. I have never had a “Normal” period so we can’t go by my LMP to figure the gestational age. I am feeling so torn and confused.

    Has anyone else experienced this before?
    Any advice?

    • Megan Klay says:

      Hi Michelle – Since you do not know the date of your LMP, your doctor will be basing your due date off of how baby is measuring compared to averages they have for other babies. I hope this helps!

  2. Natalia says:

    First time mom here and I feel like I’m a crazy person. I’ve been blessed with no morning sickness and the fatigue is finally gone but I feel like I’m gaining to much weight. I’m a pretty healthy eater usually but with the pregnancy it’s like someone else is taking over my choices. Help! I’m very nervous about gaining to much weight but I want my baby to be healthy, how do I balance this? Any ideas?

  3. MaliCarro says:

    Am I supposed to feel morning sickness at the 16th week of pregnancy?

  4. ShaElla says:

    I’m 16 weeks and thus us my second pregnancy. I’ve felt the baby move when I was 14weeks. Is this normal

  5. Am 16weeks and some days I still vomits almost every evening

  6. I mean when u weak up in the morning and stretch your body, it till happen to me even when am pregnant

  7. Am 16 weeks today but my body still stretch me every morning ,am worried I don’t know if its safe for me and my baby?

  8. Gillian says:

    Im 16 weeks pregnant with our first baby and having a boy, found out at 14 weeks. Not felt him move yet, but we very excited about having a son. But I am feeling a bit down about my appearance, too big for normal clothes and too small for maternity wear. Dont feel like I look pregnant, just that I have gotten chubby in the belly or like I’ve eaten wheat! Speaking of, I never ate bread before, but now all I crave is wholewheat bread sandwiches…not helping with my feeling chubby syndrome.

    • veronica says:

      I know how you feel. I am 16 weeks and I am in the same situation-to big for my regular clothes but to small for maternity. Although I do wear maternity pants now because they are elastic banded, which I find very comfortable. I have gained over 10 lbs and it is a little scary, but I try to stay active and get out side and walk once a day.

    • Jasmine says:

      How many weeks were you wen you found out what you were having?

  9. Quinessa says:

    First time mommy and I’ve felt the baby,and I’ve seen him move Idk if it’s a baby but that’s what I want.well I always have mucus in my throat so I have to drink water all day if I drink juice it keeps the mucus in my throat so I just drink water and when I’m feeling sick I eat bread or something salty and I walk from time to they say my baby is the size of an avocado that’s exciting my first ultrasound picture the baby was like the size of a peanut but he’s getting bigger and I wish I would have found out later because I’m really anxious extremely anxious but I found out at the beginning so now I’m just really anxious 16 weeks here I come well 17 weeks here I come

  10. Courtny says:

    I’m 16 weeks & 5 days. Had to do some doctoring due to horrible cramps, but I was told everything was fine. Thank God. This will be my second child & we are hoping for a boy but wont find out until I’m 20 weeks.

  11. Ashalon says:

    I’m 16weeks & 3days. I haven’t felt my baby moving yet but from my last ultrasound u can she my baby very active butI had no feeling of it!!

  12. I’m 16 wks today. Baby has been moving stron since 3 months. FINALLY gained 1lbs. Haven’t thrown up at all but have felt real sick. Anyways….EVERY other day I don’t have bread, I drink lots of water & walk. This is my 3rd and I’m determined to be fit & healthy again after this one. 🙂 It’s kinda hard because of all the craving & I do cheat at times but MOST times I’m game! 😉 Bless all you other mommies!

  13. Rose says:

    I’m 16 weeks today and haven’t felt any movement yet but still getting sick every morning. Am I the only one? First time momma here not sure when it will ever go away!

  14. Nesha says:

    I’m 16wks and my baby moves all the time.. I’ve been feeling my little one move since I was three months.

  15. Nancy says:

    I’m 16 weeks but I haven’t felt if my baby moves or how is that feeling can anyone tell me how ot feels please?

    • Tamara says:

      I am sixteen weeks few days, and every once in a while i feel like rumbles or clutters down below. Its kinda crazy because it happens around the same times. Maybe after ive emptied my bladder or ate something real yummy. When lying on my side i can feel little jerks of pleasure. Does that help?

  16. Tonia says:

    I am 16 weeks today and i cant see my baby move please help what i should do

  17. Audrey says:

    I’m 16 weeks n I have an ultra sound on the 23 I’ll be 18 weeks then I hope I can find out what I’m havin

  18. Melissa says:

    I am 16 weeks 4 days pregnant and my little one has been very active inside of me lately. This will be child number 4 and daddy and our children can not be happier. I have been having really bad cramps and chronic migraines lately. I am looking like I am 7 months but my ultra sound says I’m only having one. Confused…… Staying positive.

  19. Marilyn says:

    I’m 16 weeks today! I am so excited and can not wait to find out the sex of the baby.

  20. Today I am 16 weeks this will be my 3rd child hoping this one will be a little boy I am ready to find out the sex of my baby

  21. Katrinia says:

    Hello Ladies, I am just now joining. This is my first blog. I not a social media fanatic. My life and personal business I usually keep private, but today I feel I can share and relate to you all about what I am going through. I am 16 weeks today. I don’t know what I am having yet! I am a mother of two sons ages 21 and youngest 19 on tomorrow. Yes Ladies you heard me correctly. I have mixed emotions about my unexpected bundle. There’s a 19 year age difference in my children. I don’t know how to feel. My husband and I are excited but at the same time sad because our sons are not so excepting 🙁 However we are praying for a beautiful and HEALTHY daughter !! Any advice will be appreciated

    • LettyCoronel says:

      Congratulations to you and your family, Katrinia…. and congratulations to me…. FINALLY, someone I can somewhat relate to. My son is 17 and my daughter just tuned 8. Huge age gaps between each. My trouble right now is that I’ve noticed some odd behavior in my daughter. It seems that she is rebelling or acting out. Hopefully it’s only a jealousy issue that will go away in time. I’m including her in EVERY baby conversation, including in helping us pick out a name. My 17 year old is still a bit gross out with the whole pregnancy news, but happy overall. I have not felt any movements as of yet, but I’m only 16 weeks and 1 day pregnant.

    • Karen says:

      Katrina, God Bless your unexpected bundle of joy to come! My own brother and his wife had a baby boy when their two oldest were 18 and 22. They felt all the things you are experiencing. I would suggest you wallow in the happiness your husband and you are feeling—chances are your boys will come around when the baby arrives. This can be such a special time! Think of the knowledge you’ve gained! Most of all you know how itme flies and you will treasure every moment with thie baby. Relax. Breathe deeply. Do not engage in angry discussions with your boys. Be happy!

    • I believe u will be a fine mother congrats

  22. Jalana says:

    16 weeks today & I swear I feel my baby moving already I’m so excited & I’m dying to know what I’m having enjoy your day lady’s & congratulations everyone! :)) First time Mommy<3

    • Karen says:

      This is my third and I definitely feel flutters and movement at sixteen weeks today! You sohould be bale to know the sex at about 20 weeks….remember—whatever you “wish” for—what you WANT is ahealthy baby! Have you thought of names? We’re still deciding….it’s looking like Max or Marcus if a boy and Makenzi or Makayla if a girl….

  23. tenisha36 says:

    this is baby number six for me however in a little scared because i have had five c-sections #worriedmom# and in thirty-seven years old. hope its a girl keeping my fingers crossed.

  24. Katy says:

    My little no-name has nudged me a few times by this point. I’ll be 17 weeks on Tuesday. I’m excited to find out what it is at my doctor’s appt. that day!

  25. Nicole says:

    16 weeks today and have quite the baby belly now! I finally got to hear a nice strong heartbeat yesterday and really looking forward to feeling movement. Any day/week now!

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